England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

Join us at Lib Dem Party Conference

We’re preparing to head off to the three party conferences over the next month and will be holding a series of events. Our two main fringe events at each conference will look at the funding of adult social care and  free schools and academies. Full details and flyers are below. For more information, please email dan.garfield@lgiu.org.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Social Care Funding Post Dilnot

Following LGiU’s work with Partnership Insurance on the plight of self-funders we will be hosting fringes looking at the future of care funding in the wake of the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s report. We will be hosting Care Services Minister Paul Burstow, Chris Horlick from Partnership Insurance, Cllr Liz Green, Deputy Leader of Kingston upon Thames, Michelle Mitchell from  Age UK, Chair of the Health Select Committee, Stephen Dorrell MP, and Cllr Colin Barrow, Leader of Westminster City Council.

Dates of each event are as follows:

Join us at Lib Dem Party Conference


Free Schools and Academies

The LGiU has also teamed up with the NUT and UNISON to take a look at the role of local authorities in education with the rise of free schools and academies. The three organisations will be showcasing new research which shows the impact of the changes across the country. Speakers at the three events include Schools Minister Nick Hurd MP, David Laws MP, Shadow Education Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, John Richards, Acting National Secretary for Education and Children’s Services at UNISON, Cllr Peter John, Leader of LB Southwark, Cllr Colin Barrow, leader of Westminster City Council, and Cllr Peter Downes from Cambridgeshire County Council.

Join us at Lib Dem Party Conference